HP MSA System Racking
This document provides instructions for installing this
racking kit and then mounting an HP MSA storage
© Copyright 2010, 2011 Hewlett-Packard Development Company,
Fourth edition: April 2011
The information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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This document is for the person who installs, administers, and
troubleshoots servers and storage systems. HP assumes that you are
qualified in the servicing and installation of computer equipment and are
trained in recognizing hazards in products and hazardous energy levels.
Rack planning and resources
HP Modular Smart Array (MSA) Systems are supported for installation
in the HP 10000 series of racks. (Other racks might also be suitable, but
have not been tested.) For information about setting up the rack, including
the appropriate warnings and cautions, see the documentation that came
with the rack. Updated rack information can be downloaded from the
HP website http://www.hp.com/products/racks.
Detailed site requirements are provided at the end of this document and
in the user guide. Before installing, verify that the installation site meets
the system requirements for:
Space and airflow
Power and grounding
Rack kit contents
Rear rail brackets
Front rail brackets
8-32 x 3/16 Phillips flat-head screws
6-32 x 1/4 Phillips pan-head screws
8-32 x 3/8 Phillips flat-head screws
10-32 x 3/4 Phillips truss-head screws
10-32 x 5/8 Phillips flat-head screws
* Hanger pins may be pre-installed on the front and rear rail brackets.
HP recommends installing all storage enclosures at the bottom of a rack.
To optimize cabling access, avoid interleaving enclosure and server
Step 1: Install cage nuts on the rack
Markings shown are provided for illustration purposes only;
your device may be installed in a different location.
Placement of the middle cage nut is different on the right and
left side on the front of the rack.
Step 2: Assemble rails
Slide the rear rails into the front rails.
Align the first, third, and fifth holes in the rear rail bracket with the
slots of the front bracket. Loosely install three 8-32 x 3/8 Phillips
flat-head screws in each rail set. They will be tightened after rails